2022 School Vege Challenge Registrations Open

December 6, 2021 / Brad

Changes for 2022

We learned a lot from running the first edition of the Vege Challenge in 2021 and have made some improvements to the structure of the competition and the criteria for judging, including:

  • Opening up the competition to all schools from primary through to secondary.
  • Professional judging across five categories, with $900 worth of prizes up for grabs.
  • A Peoples Choice award using anonymous photos so smaller schools can compete equally with larger ones.

Criteria for entry

To be eligible to enter the School Vege Challenge, your school must:

  • Be a Primary, Intermediate or Secondary school or kura (yrs 1-13).
  • Be within 20km of the Whanganui city limits.

The goods to get you started

The competition pack includes everything you need for a great vege garden, resources that schools can use to teach their students how to grow vegetables. It includes:

  • Yates Seeds
  • Yates Natures Way Organic Citrus, Veggie & Ornamental Spray
  • Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix
  • Zealandia Vegetable Punnets
  • Eastown Timber Planter Boxes
  • 6x Tui Vegetable Mix 40L
  • Tui Quash
  • Ican Organic Vegetable Food.

NZME and Springvale Garden Centre would like to thank our Starter Kit sponsors for their generous support:

  • Yates NZ
  • Zealandia Horticulture
  • ican
  • Eastown Timber
  • Tui Garden Products